The Gibbons were so reassuring.


When the Colleen Manion’s Family lost their father, it was very difficult for the family. It was the first time they had to cope with funeral planning in their immediate family. Comforting Colleen’s mom and helping her during the process was very important. “Marya helped us and let us know exactly what we needed to do” is how Colleen describes the planning process.


When the visitation was scheduled, Marya Gibbons made sure the family had some intimate time to themselves for an hour and a half beforehand. “We needed that time for my mother and for all of us. It was special time, and comforting to be able to spend these moments with my dad”.


“Every family has different needs and desires and we’re here to accommodate those in the best way we can. Whatever we can do, we will do”, is how Marya Gibbons frames it. In the case of the Manion Family, it’s precisely what they needed and precisely what happened.


Whether you have an at-need circumstance or are considering pre-planning, the Gibbons Family is here to serve your family. If you have any questions about pre-planning or any aspect of funeral arrangements, please contact us with no obligation at 630-832-0018 or http://www. gibbonsfuneralhome.com

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Gibbons Funeral, Elmhurst: Funeral Services that Fall into Place

“I was checking around. When I talked to Marya, it just clicked.” 

Very proud Veteran and Past Commander with the American Legion, Dante Laudati is a very deliberate person. Having been the care provider for his beloved wife, Dante was aware well in advance that he’d be requiring funeral services, and it was important to him that he chose the right place. He went to a number of places in the Elmhurst area, and decided to make a visit to Gibbons in Elmhurst and meeting Marya Gibbons. As Dante says, “It just clicked”. This was the place. “She was professional, kind, and helpful. She handled everything. All I had to do was show up.”

Dante also put his DD-214 Certificate on file with Gibbons so he can choose a time in the future to make pre-arrangements for himself. As a proud veteran, American Legion member and Past Commander, he proudly displays his pins on his cap. Veterans have earned and are entitled to services for their sacrifice to our nation. Marya and Tucker Gibbons ensure that every Veteran is aware of and receives all of those services and benefits. In Dante’s case, having the services recorded and documented in a Pre-planning session ensures that all of those details will be taken care of in advance. For Marya’s part, she loved working with Mr. Laudati, and listening to his stories about his wife, his family, his service to the country and to the American Legion “He is such an amazing man, matter of fact mixed in with great feeling for his family and his service. Couldn’t help but love the guy right away”, that’s her way of saying it clicked for her too!

Whether you have an at-need circumstance or are considering pre-planning, the Gibbons Family is here to serve your family. If you have any questions about pre-planning or any aspect of funeral arrangements, please contact us with no obligation at 630-832-0018 or www. gibbonsfuneralhome.com

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If you’ve been to Gibbons, you’ve likely met Cookie!

It’s hard for us to come up with a title for Cookie here at Gibbons Funeral Home. Cookie has been here so long, we really feel like we couldn’t operate without him. He handles so many of the important duties here at the funeral home from keeping our environment beautiful, our cars and equipment in tip top condition, running back and forth to get certificates and anything else we need to stay on schedule. He’s kind of our “everything person” these days.

Cookie is part of the Gibbons Family. And the Gibbons Family is part of Cookie’s family. The children have all grown up together, and Cookie is as familiar a sight around the funeral home as anyone else. He knows all of the neighbors, commuters, and people milling about in busy downtown Elmhurst, and they all know him. It’s not at all uncommon to hear people screaming hello to Cookie from down the street when he’s stopping the traffic to get the processions started or waving to every person who passes by. The families at the funeral home know him to be the wonderful man who helps them bring their personal memories or food and bakery items in. He’s there no matter what they need. Tall stool? Call Cookie, he’s got it.

Cookie calls Marya and Tucker Gibbons “the best”. They use the same term for him. Most lovable guy there is. Come and see Cookie.

Whether you have an at-need circumstance or are considering pre-planning, the Gibbons Family is here to serve your family. If you have any questions about pre-planning or any aspect of funeral arrangements, please contact us with no obligation at 630-832-0018 or www. gibbonsfuneralhome.com

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Our Family turned to the Gibbons Family for both our parents’ funerals





“My father passed away in 1998, and my mother 20 years later. I have 8 siblings. All of us were in full agreement that the Gibbons Family would take care of our mom”, is how Therese Fitzpatrick describes the feelings of her family when their mother passed away.

Further, Therese described in detail the professionalism and compassionate care and comfort provided by Tucker and Marya Gibbons. “Marya didn’t blink when one of my siblings proposed having all 21 grandchildren serve as pall bearers.  She simply treated it as an entirely normal request. We knew it wasn’t. But she simply went along with our request and worked it out”. She added, “Tucker and Marya knew when to advise us and when to step back and let us process through our grief. Everything they did was done beautifully and with such grace and dignity”. Not every arrangement involves 8 people offering input, but when that happens, the Gibbons understand and accommodate everyone.

There was no question where this family needed to go. Because the Gibbons Family is Family.

Whether you have an at-need circumstance or are considering pre-planning, the Gibbons Family is here to serve your family. If you have any questions about pre-planning or any aspect of funeral arrangements, please contact us with no obligation at 630-832-0018 or www. gibbonsfuneralhome.com


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Marya & Tommy took such good care of us

Joe and Regina were going through a very difficult time. In a very short time span they were dealing with the deaths of very close family members. First Joe’s dad, then his grandmother and then Regina’s father; a very unexpected and heartbreaking loss. They went from never having planned a funeral service to planning 3 in a very short span of time. It was overwhelming to say the least. Joe and Regina were primary planners in all 3 services, and each had very unique and different desires for how they wished to be honored. “The Gibbons, Marya and Tommy, did everything to help us. They instinctively knew what to do and what we needed. They were such a blessing”, according to Regina. She added, “They instantly put us at ease on the budget issues and saved us so much time and emotional stress”. She and Joe were able to do what they needed to do; honor the lives and memories of people they loved. You don’t really know for sure when the need for funeral services will arise. What you can know is that the Gibbons Family is there to take good care of you.

Whether you have an at-need circumstance or are considering pre-planning, the Gibbons Family is here to serve your family. If you have any questions about pre-planning or any aspect of funeral arrangements, please contact us with no obligation at 630-832-0018 or www. gibbonsfuneralhome.com

We’re here 24 hours a day/7 days a week. Whenever our family can assist yours.

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Consider Pre-Planning Funeral Expenses when Fiscal Planning in the New Year. Especially younger people.

 

 

Bob Spahn is an Elmhurst based Financial Advisor. He’s seen his industry change and adapt over the years to become more sensitive to advance planning for healthcare, housing, and any number of expected and unexpected eventualities that may come up. An area that has seen great awareness and greater growth is Pre-planning and pre-funding of funeral expenses. According to studies, Bob relays that on average, “Funeral expenses double over the course of 12 years”. So, the time to plan is not “at retirement”, but earlier than that to maximize the benefits of hedging inflation on an inevitable expense.

Aside from the financial benefits, and even more important in many cases, is that pre-planning removes a great burden from families by having choices and preferences recorded and kept on file well in advance. Loved ones are not guessing what your desires are during a very difficult time of loss for them. If the plan is pre-funded, it removes any financial strain on surviving family members. At Gibbons, the funeral home arrangements cost is honored at the time the pre-funding occurs. That policy is held independently by a separate insurance entity. If a family has moved, the pre-planning funding policy can be transferred to another funeral home.

People have always been a bit uncomfortable discussing life insurance, wills or funeral planning. “As a financial planner, I highly recommend that people address these concerns when they’re younger,” says Mr. Spahn, adding, “it’s a much easier discussion when a person is not facing any imminent health concerns”.

Whether you have pre-planned, would be interested in pre-planning or you have an at-need circumstance, the Gibbons Family is here to serve your family. If you have any questions about pre-planning or any aspect of funeral arrangements, please contact us with no obligation, at 630-832-0018 or www.gibbonsfuneralhome.com

We’re here 24 hours a day/7 day a week. Whenever our family can assist yours.